Public Domain Super Heroes
Santa's Claws

Real Name


First Appearance

Open Source Superheroes 2016

Original Publisher

Open Source Superheroes Wikia

Created by

Marz Workman


Santa's Claws are the elite enforcers at the North Pole. Santa created his Claws after an incident with some explorers looking to kill Santa and destroy the Workshop. They attacked, leaving several elves and reindeer dead. Santa and Mrs. Claus eventually took out the explorers.

The Claws are recruited by Santa, usually homeless or people with no families from across the world. After they agree, Santa wipes their memories of their lives before. It may sound cruel, but he only does this after they agree to the terms of being one of his Claws. Santa them gifts them with the Powers of the North, knowledge of combat, and adapts their bodies to the harsh conditions of the North Pole. Their suits use the same colors as the elves, as to not scare them. They can be from any country or ethnicity. Their duties are to protect the elves, reindeer, and Workshop. Friendly wanderers are lured into the wrong directions, while those looking to do harm usually turn the snow and ice red. They are the best on the entire planet, surpassing even the military special forces, but they are not immortal. Their numbers usually sit between 5 to 10 Claws. During wartime, Santa recruits more Claws in case anyone attempts to set up base at the North Pole.

The Claws spend a lot of time with the elves and reindeer, not only as protectors, but as friends, and usually become attached, and grieve when one dies. They are extremely devoted to the citizens of the Workshop.

Powers and Abilities

  • immune to cold
  • superhuman stamina, strength (2 tons), enhanced reflexes
  • hand-to-hand and weapons combat training in many disciplines (including military)
  • ability to sense intruders within 50 miles in every direction (including overhead and underground)
  • ability to camouflage themselves in the ice and snow
  • can see in blizzard-like conditions
  • Santa heals them when they are injured, but they cannot be raised from death.


SANTA'S CLAWS are "Open-Source Characters" and have been deemed so, specifically, for use by anyone by the original creator. The only rule about using them is that your work must have this notation:

"The characters of the SANTA'S CLAWS are available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving SANTA'S CLAWS, in order that others may use this property as they wish. All rights reversed."